NOMURA News Release

Nomura Issues US Dollar Senior Notes due 2016

Tokyo, January 13, 2011 (New York, January 12, 2011) – Nomura Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has finalized the terms of its US dollar senior notes due 2016 as set forth below. The US dollar senior notes are being offered in a global offering outside Japan including a public offering under the shelf registration statement in the United States.

Nomura Securities International, Inc. will serve as the sole bookrunner for this offering.

Outline of senior notes due 2016 (all times below are New York time)

1. Amount of Issue USD 1,250,000,000
2. Denomination USD 2,000 and integral multiples of USD1,000 in excess thereof
3. Issue Price 99.291% of the principal amount
4. Interest Rate 4.125% per annum
5. Settlement Date January 19, 2011
6. Interest Payment Dates Every January 19 and July 19, commencing July 19, 2011
7. Maturity Date January 19, 2016
8. Redemption 100.00% of the principal amount
9. Ratings Baa2 (Moody's Investors Service)
BBB+ (Standard & Poor's Ratings Japan K.K.)

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Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs over 27,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: retail, wholesale (global markets, investment banking, and other wholesale), and asset management. For further information about Nomura, please visit www.nomura.com.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The issuer has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus relating to the registration statement, the prospectus supplements and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplements relating to the securities offered in this offering may be obtained by contacting your Nomura Sales Representative, Nomura Securities International, Inc., 2 World Financial Center, Building B, New York, NY, 10281-1198, Telephone 212 667 9300.

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